Fall street sweeping begins Tuesday

Drivers that don’t move their cars from streets scheduled for sweeping will be ticketed and towed.

Nick Sudheimer

Starting Tuesday, Minneapolis residents will need to be careful where they park as street sweeping crews prepare to sweep streets throughout the city. Over the course of four weeks, the street sweepers âÄî who do a comprehensive street sweeping every fall and spring âÄî will clean nearly 1,100 miles of city streets. Most neighborhoods around the University of Minnesota will be swept during the last week of October, according to the city. Drivers that do not move their cars may be ticketed and towed. Streets in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood running west to east will be swept Friday, Oct. 28. North to south streets in Marcy-Holmes and streets in the Southeast Como neighborhood will be swept sometime during the week of Oct. 30. “No Parking” signs will be posted at least 24 hours in advance so drivers can move their cars to clear the way for the sweepers. The city will also make about 3,500 automated phone calls each evening to let residents know of the street sweeping, and will post periodic updates and information regarding the street sweeping on Facebook and Twitter. The city has posted an interactive map which details the street sweeping schedule. Check when your street will be swept here: http://eagsprod.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/StreetsweepApp/default.aspx